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  • Question

  • Hello,

    I am trying to upload new files into a sharepoint site and cannot do so with certain files attached. It happens frequently when I try and upload them with pdfs attached. The following message comes up whenever I do so

    Sorry, something went wrong

    The file or folder name contains characters that are not permitted.  Please use a different name.

    Friday, February 7, 2014 6:11 PM

Answers

  • Hi there,

    What is your filename ? May be your filename contains some special characters not supported by SharePoint.

    You  cannot use the following characters anywhere in a file name: 
    • Tilde
    • Number sign
    • Percent
    • Ampersand
    • Asterisk
    • Braces
    • Backslash
    • Colon
    • Angle brackets
    • Question mark
    • Slash
    • Pipe
    • Quotation mark

    Hope that helps.

    Regards,

    Tapan

    Friday, February 7, 2014 6:18 PM

All replies

  • Hi there,

    What is your filename ? May be your filename contains some special characters not supported by SharePoint.

    You  cannot use the following characters anywhere in a file name: 
    • Tilde
    • Number sign
    • Percent
    • Ampersand
    • Asterisk
    • Braces
    • Backslash
    • Colon
    • Angle brackets
    • Question mark
    • Slash
    • Pipe
    • Quotation mark

    Hope that helps.

    Regards,

    Tapan

    Friday, February 7, 2014 6:18 PM
  • lol i was gonna answer that same 
    Friday, February 7, 2014 6:20 PM
  • I also have found that having 2 spaces in a row cause this error.
    Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:36 PM